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Old 09-21-2022, 12:26 PM   #481
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Actually your the bearer of good news. You reenforced what I was thinking just wanted to make sure I was on the right track.

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Old 09-21-2022, 12:34 PM   #482
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Un-hitching

Looking for some tips on unhitching. When we get to a campsite and start the leveling process we use the Level Mate. I role the camper up on levelers then when level chock wheels. Then start to unhook. I lift the camper until it disconnects from the ball. Sometimes it really releases with the weight of the camper rather violently. I know it is binding but donít want to un chalk it. Wondering if Iím missing something. At home donít worry about level so put chalks further away. Still some clunking but not nearly as violent.


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Old 09-21-2022, 02:22 PM   #483
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Cabinet hinges

Has anyone else had the bottom end of the cabinet hinges over the front window come out. Found 2 funny metal pieces on the floor and finally figured out they are from cabinet hinge. The only problem is there is no place on the piece to put any kind of a tool in the reinstall them (my have to use tool for removing fish hooks). Anyone have any other ideas on putting them back in donít want to replace all the cabinet hinges.
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Old 09-21-2022, 02:41 PM   #484
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Has anyone else had the bottom end of the cabinet hinges over the front window come out. Found 2 funny metal pieces on the floor and finally figured out they are from cabinet hinge. The only problem is there is no place on the piece to put any kind of a tool in the reinstall them (my have to use tool for removing fish hooks). Anyone have any other ideas on putting them back in donít want to replace all the cabinet hinges.
I am not clear on what you are referring to, a picture would help.

All the hinges and latches on every upper cabinet door on the front cabinets and beside the microwave of my 2022 trailer were loose. Some hinges were actually falling apart. I consider myself lucky that doors did not fall off while I was driving down bumpy roads.

I had to rebuild the cabinet door mounts. Very shoddy workmanship.
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Old 09-21-2022, 02:44 PM   #485
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Also, I have #6 x 1" screws on the way since the ones they put in are way too short. Had a couple fall out and the holes are stripped. Put toothpicks in 1 and bigger screw in another.
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Old 09-21-2022, 04:24 PM   #486
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Also, I have #6 x 1" screws on the way since the ones they put in are way too short. Had a couple fall out and the holes are stripped. Put toothpicks in 1 and bigger screw in another.
Half of the hinge screws were way too short and the other half had the wrong head type on them, both suggesting they used whatever leftover screws they could find in the scrap bin when building my cabinets. Also a couple of the long screws were significantly bent making the holes oval.

After gluing hardwood toothpicks into the screw holes then redrilling the holes, I replaced all the screws with 1 1/4" long screws that have the correct heads on them.

Nothing is going to move or fall off now.
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Old 09-21-2022, 07:13 PM   #487
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We are on a two week visit to Colorado. Our city water pressure is very poor. So I filled up the freshwater tank and use the pump. Looking at stuff I’m thinking the hose I got is 1/2. So my question is if I used a bigger hose say 3/4. Would that help? The other question I have using the city water will the pump help? I tried it but didn’t seem to make a difference. Walking around the park it seems every one has a bigger hose than me(������. Any input would be welcome. I have more questions but will save them for now

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Are you using a pressure regulator? If it's the cheap basic type, it may be more restrictive than is necessary or helpful. After years using one, I recently upgraded to an adjustable regulator. You can't increase pressure over what the campground provides but you may be able to get more than a cheap regulator allows.

Also, when using the pump, do you have water in the fresh water tank? That may be elementary but I don't want to assume anything. If there's no water, in the tank, the pump does nothing; if there is water, flow from the shower and faucets should be as good as when you're using only the pump, without a connection to the campground spigot. Whichever provides the most pressure is what you'll get.
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:47 PM   #488
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I am using a cheap regulator. I have the adjustable one and will install in morning. Yes I put fresh water in the tank and have been using that when we need water with some pressure. Use street water for every thing else. Thanks for the tip

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Old 09-22-2022, 10:09 AM   #489
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Has anyone else had the bottom end of the cabinet hinges over the front window come out. Found 2 funny metal pieces on the floor and finally figured out they are from cabinet hinge. The only problem is there is no place on the piece to put any kind of a tool in the reinstall them (my have to use tool for removing fish hooks). Anyone have any other ideas on putting them back in donít want to replace all the cabinet hinges.
Ok here are pictures of the piece falling out itís the pointy end piece.
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:39 PM   #490
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I switched out reg with a one with a gage. I also switched out hoses as the one I had on was a collapse type. What I found the hose itself was restricted. All good now thanks for the tip CC
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Old 09-23-2022, 08:30 AM   #491
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Have any of you 2608bs owners upgraded your mattress? We put a down mattress topper but looking for better support.

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Old 09-23-2022, 08:41 AM   #492
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Have any of you 2608bs owners upgraded your mattress? We put a down mattress topper but looking for better support.

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I have thought about replacing the mattress, but we are very limited in mattress thickness due to the wardrobe overhanging the bed when the slide is in.

I haven't been able to source a mattress that isn't too thick once the bedding is on it.
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:25 AM   #493
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Have any of you 2608bs owners upgraded your mattress? We put a down mattress topper but looking for better support.

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When we had our 2019 we put in a Signature Design by Ashley Chime Hybrid from Amazon. Choice of heights and sizes. Fit perfectly
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Old 09-23-2022, 04:41 PM   #494
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Yes! We updated with a Serta Queen mattress. We still use foam topper, but we roll that half way over & the new mattress fits just fine!!
We really like this mattress..got a great sale last year around black friday. it was in stock at local store so we could see & try it & came with full mattress cover. see pics!
Measure the amount of inches you have when slide is closed & add that to depth of current mattress to give you good idea of how many inches high you can fit!
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Old 09-24-2022, 11:35 AM   #495
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OK canít keep up with you fancy modification people. Our new little project was adding screens to floor vents. Got smart after the first one and tucked under the flooring. No more needing a vacuum attachment covered with a sock when a screw works loose and rolls in the vent.
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Old 09-24-2022, 12:48 PM   #496
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Old 09-24-2022, 01:16 PM   #497
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First year back into TT camping. We love our Rockwood 2608BS. Fits the 2 of us perfectly. Do any of you winterize your own trailer? It seems like it should be straightforward, but I always like it when I can review a YouTube video, etc. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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What type of screen did you use? Is it window screen material? Great idea.
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Old 09-24-2022, 11:07 PM   #499
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Not the trailer but we replaced our 2507S Murphy bed mattress with a 10" Zinus from Amazon. That was deeper than the original and interfered with the pivot mechanism.

They sell the same mattress in 8" depth. There's 1.5" less base foam and 0.5" less upper foam. The difference is imperceptible and it's much more comfortable than the OEM mattress. We don't use a topper.

I'm sure you can find one that would fit under the wardrobe slide.
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We replaced ours with a memory foam mattress from wal-mart. Don't remember the brand. It's very comfortable. It's a regular queen so when we bring the slide in, we fold it a little bit and hold it with some extra lashing straps. It may sound like a lot of work but it's really not.
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